Jeffery Scott Bensing, a registered lobbyist and former Chief of Staff to Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., filed paperwork in January with the Federal Election Commission to create the Freedom Path Action Network, a new independent expenditure only committee.These committees--also known as Super PACs because they can raise unlimited funds from any source and spend it to support or oppose federal candidates--played critical roles in some races in the 2010 mid-term elections.
Through his firm, SB Strategic Consulting, Bensing's represents a small group of clients from varying industries including the online travel site Expedia.com. On behalf of these ...Continue reading
The Justice Department just indicted Doug Hampton, a former aide to Sen. John Ensign, for lobbying Ensign’s office prior to... View ArticleContinue reading
–Former Rep. Steve Buyer registered his first client with his own eponymous lobbying practice. Last week his firm, Steve Buyer... View ArticleContinue reading
On Friday the chief of staff to the chairman of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure left his post... View ArticleContinue reading
Facing a battle with the Peruvian government over a smelting operation that has caused severe environmental damage to a town... View ArticleContinue reading
Battling the government of Peru over an inactive metal smelter in one of the most polluted places on earth, billionaire Ira Rennert’s Renco Group hired eight former government officials from five lobbying firms in a span of 82 days since November.
Renco signed up a former member of Congress, a former trade official, former congressional staffers and a campaign manager for a high-ranking Senate Republican to plead its case in Washington. In a little less than two months of lobbying, two of those firms have reported receiving $225,000 in fees while attempting to enlist Congress and the Obama ...Continue reading
Most of our focus here at Sunlight on the revolving door relates to former government officials and lawmakers who leave... View ArticleContinue reading
It appears as though the Blue Dog Caucus, decimated in the 2010 midterms, is reestablishing itself in more comfortable environs.... View ArticleContinue reading
Despite vowing not to become a lobbyist after retiring from a long Senate career Chris Dodd officially became Hollywood’s top... View ArticleContinue reading